ECLECTICIST: Kubrick: 237, 2001, 6655321
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Broadcast: 6th December, 2015
Last update: 6th December, 2015
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- Introduction and description of the podcast, goals, modus operandi.
- What An investigation of everything from a British perspective by two blacks (who consider themselves to be relatively normal chaps), one topic at a time.
- Who Geoffrey Campos (engineer and devil’s advocate),
Benjamin de-Campos (designer and believer).
- How Choose a topic of interest, spend a little time researching it, have a discussion then publish the notes - which are available on the site to read along!
- Why The main benefits are the fostering of a greater understanding of the world before we die and hopefully, to prompt further thought and discussion from our listeners.
- The topic we will be discussing in this episode is The very best of Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange & The Shining How about ‘The Very Best of Stanley Kubrick’? OK
Whenever we see lists of ‘greatest’ anything to do with cinema, the name Stanley Kubrick will almost certainly be there and his paragraph will have words like ‘innovator’, ‘meticulous’, ‘control freak’, ‘freak’. He was freakish in the level of interest he would take into what he was working on, finely crafting every second of celluloid whether it was to appear in the final cut or not. His attention to detail and absolute perfectionism would win him frothing adoration from movie geeks and bemusement and incredulity from his actors and crew. And what of the box office? Contrary to popular assumption, his movies never initially set any records nor were they critically acclaimed. In fact it’s fair to say that the three movies we’re discussing today were slow burners with the possible exception of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ but that was withdrawn in the UK and only existed in notoriety until Kubrick’s death in 1999.
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What we’re not talking about
Each bullet is a talking point. Sub-bullets are topics that may or may not be covered. Usage: Read the bullet and sub-bullets then talk about some or all sub-bullets.
- Biography of Kubrick (I think it’s relevant to explain that he was a photographer)
- July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999
- Born in New York City, Jewish parents
- 3 daughters, one of whom died 2009, Anya Kubrick
For each film we should discus:
- Kubrick is polarising
- Timing, environmental factors
- 2001 (1968) The human condition as a species.
- The Monolith, repeating pattern
- A Clockwork Orange (1971) The battle between collectivism and individualism. The effects of personal and state intervention.
- Shining (1980) The precarious state of the mind and relationships. Hidden variables and influences.
- Source material
- Stephen King novel
- Clarke’s short story ‘Sentinel’, novel written while filming
- Anthony Burgess Novella
- Alex: Single minded, impulsive aesthete
- The writer victim: liberal theoretician
- Jack Torrance
- Dick Halloran
- Alex North
- Gyorgy Ligeti (a vampire)
- Gyorgy Ligeti (a vampire)
- Themes and hidden meaning
- Ludovico/Pavlov technique & accidentally music
- What the films are like to watch, how they stand up today, holes etc etc.
Terminology specific to the topic
- Devotchka Woman
- Droog(ie) Mate
- Gulliver Head
- HAL 9000 Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer
- Horrorshow Awesome
- Ludovico Technique Violence aversion therapy
- Millicent Policeman
- Nadsat Slang, Russian with Yiddish
- Rassoodock Mind
- Details about site, contacts, next show: Customer Service?
- Outro music choice - something open source or out of copyright so we don’t get sued
- The Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss II performed by Finnish orchestra Rytmi-Pojat. Made available to the public domain by copyright expiry and Creative Commons performance license.
- Recording ends, postmortem recording begins
- Add intro music, outro, any editing
From the Show
Notes, corrections and further references
The Shining cast
Jack Nicholson Jack Torrance
Shelley Duvall Wendy Torrance
Danny Lloyd Danny Torrance
Scatman Crothers Dick Hallorann
Barry Nelson Stuart Ullman
Philip Stone Delbert Grady
Joe Turkel Lloyd the Bartender
Anne Jackson Doctor
A Clockwork Orange cast
Malcolm McDowell Alex
James Marcus Georgie
Michael Tarn Pete
Patrick Magee Mr. Alexander
Michael Bates Chief Guard
Warren Clarke Dim
John Clive Stage Actor
Adrienne Corri Mrs. Alexander
Carl Duering Dr. Brodsky
Keir Dullea Dr. Dave Bowman
Gary Lockwood Dr. Frank Poole
Douglas Rain HAL 9000
William Sylvester Dr. Heywood R. Floyd
Daniel Richter Moon-Watcher
Leonard Rossiter Dr. Andrei Smyslov
The Unsettling Theories about The Shining That You Haven't Heard Yet - io9